When the Clouds Roll in… Look on the Bright Side

LAURA KRAISINGER AND ERIC SHIH

June 29, 2019 | Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, Md.

Every cloud has a silver lining,” the saying goes. But when the clouds are darkly foreboding and stormy on your perfectly planned summer outdoor wedding day — commanding that guests dart for cover in strappy heels while frantically checking weather apps as the wind gusts and rain beats down — the lining, clearly, is a marriage off to a sparkling adventure. So it was for Laura Kraisinger and Eric Shih’s ceremony at the Inn at Perry Cabin on the Chesapeake.

“When I reached the front [of the aisle], I jokingly whispered to the officiant ‘make it quick!’” said Kraisinger, an Amazon Advertising account manager who grew up in Bethesda. The Rev. William Mies of Citi Ministries calmly continued at a prayerful pace and the heavens allowed Kraisinger and Shih to complete their vows. Once the “I do’s” wrapped, the crowd b-lined to the reception tent just before the skies opened up.

With the waterfront cocktail hour abandoned, bartenders sacrificed themselves to the elements for the greater good of cocktail free flow. No siree, a drenched white buttoned-up waiter shirt didn’t stop the bubbly. “Everyone had a good laugh,” Kraisinger recalled. “It gave things a fun element of drama, and honestly made it so memorable we didn’t even mind. Also, it’s supposed to be good luck! Right?”

DETAILS: Photos: Kate Headley Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero (Kleinfeld
Bridal in New York); Veil: custom from Kleinfeld; Shoes: Manolo Blahnik and
Sophia Webster; Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Company Groom’s Suit:
Ralph Lauren Purple Label; Shoes: Gucci; Rings: Lauren B Jewelry; Flowers:
Sweet Root Village; Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop in Washington, D.C.; :
Anthony Simpson, MyDeejay

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